Google Analytics Configuration
The application has a basic visitor analytics system built-in. But if you want to use Google Analytics then the application can get your Google Analytics data on your admin dashboard and report section in place of the built-in system. By configuring Google Analytics API you can see
Page views, Sessions, Unique visits, Referrals, and Behaviors of visitors on your marketplace admin dashboard. Before enabling Google Analytics you must configure the application correctly to get the Analytics data.
Get API credentials
The first thing you’ll need to do is to get some credentials to use Google API. I’m assuming that you’ve already created a Google account and are signed in. Head over to Google API’s site and Select your project. If you don’t have any then create a new project and select. Now click ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES on the Dashboard section.
Next, Search for the Google Analytics API.
On the next screen click ENABLE button.
Now that you’ve created a project that has access to the Analytics API it’s time to download a file with these credentials. Click Credentials in the sidebar. Click Create credentials and choose Service account from the dropdown list.
On the next screen click over the New service account field and give the service account a name on the
Service account name field and on the Grand access section set the
Role as project Owner. You can name it anything you’d like. Copy the email address in the
service account id, we’ll use this email address later on in this guide.
Get the service key
Now we need to create a private key for the project. From the options panel select Manage keys option.
On the next page click on ADD KEY button and select Create new key. Select JSON as the key type and click the Create button.
JSON file will be downloaded to your computer, we’ll use this file to connect with Google.
Now you have the API credentials on your local computer’s download location. Rename the file
service-account-credentials.json and upload the file to your project in the
storage/app/analytics/ directory. Create the
analytics if not exist.
Grant permission and Get the
If you don’t have a Google Analytics account, create one from Google Analytics site. Go to the Admin section from the sidebar and click Create Property option
Set property name time zone and currency then click the show advance button
On the Create a Universal Analytics Property option then set the
website url and check the
create a universal property only then click on Next according to the given screenshot.
In this step select industry category, business size, and google analytics uses on your business then click Create option.
Go to the Account Access Management >> View access management
option under the Account category
Now click the button and then select Add new users
On the next screen in the
Email addresses field paste the
client_email the email address we got from the Google API site. Check the Read & Analyze and click Add to finish.
service account idemail address, you can get it from the JSON file you downloaded in the previous step.
Go back to the Admin section again and click View Settings. We need the
View ID displayed there.
.env file and update
ANALYTICS_VIEW_ID with the value, you got from Google.
. . . ANALYTICS_VIEW_ID=your_view_id . . .
We’ve done the Google Analytics configuration and are ready to view the Analytics on the application Dashboard. To enable Google Analytics navigate to:
settings configuration reports